I'm editing a book with this sentence:
'Viroj, his wife, Pranom, Joan and I were duly ushered into an audience room at Chitralada Palace.'
Viroj's wife is Pranom so Pranom is set off with commas as a non-restrictive appositive (Viroj has only one wife). Thus there are four people going to the palace. However, if you do not know that Viroj's wife is Pranom, then you could read the sentence as there being five people going to the palace.
Should I separate the names with semi-colons as so:
'Viroj; his wife, Pranom; Joan; and I were duly ushered into an audience room at Chitralada Palace.'
It looks a little odd to me but I believe it is correct?